Dictionary » M » Mortality

Mortality

Mortality

The death rate. The ratio of the total number of deaths to the total population. The ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Biological Immortality and Immortalised Cell lines

Biological immortality usually refers to the process to decrease the rate of cells’ mortality from cellular senescence as a function of chronological age. Various unicellular and multicellular species may achieve be immortal throughout ...

See entire post
by 2444256703
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:58 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Biological Immortality and Immortalised Cell lines
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Mad scientists breeding mega-viruses

... an antibiotic is. But nevertheless... I heard recently that some scientists developed a strain of H5N1 which would kill millions, at a 60% mortality rate. This new strain is supposedly incredibly more lethal and contagious. So it has already been done, to answer your question, if only to ...

See entire post
by ChesneMD
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:52 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mad scientists breeding mega-viruses
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

Re: Re:

... exhaust the resources of its local ecosystem, and perish, leaving the other population successfully outcompeting it and passing on its genes for mortality. The selection has to happen at the individual level but what impacts the group often does impact the individual, so that's not a barrier. ...

See entire post
by biohazard
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:20 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 26729

Re:

... exhaust the resources of its local ecosystem, and perish, leaving the other population successfully outcompeting it and passing on its genes for mortality. The selection has to happen at the individual level but what impacts the group often does impact the individual, so that's not a barrier.

See entire post
by WinterImp
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 26729

Re: Why do women live longer than men?

... and working outside the home--they have become more likely to suffer from diseases that were traditionally considered "masculine. " Mortality from lung cancer, for example, has almost tripled in women in the past two decades. Smoking seems to be the "great equalizer" for ...

See entire post
by scottie
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do women live longer than men?
Replies: 24
Views: 26729
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 07:22, 9 March 2007. This page has been accessed 22,988 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link